Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has been in the spotlight recently as one of the major suppliers of the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide – but did you know that the head of Pfizer is a veterinarian and a strong advocate for the profession? Addressing new graduates from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine recently, Pfizer CEO Dr Albert Bourla said that veterinarians had “an enduring, positive social impact.”

“What we do matters and makes our planet better. We make a difference, and that’s something that cannot be said of all professions,” said Dr Bourla. 

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has shown to be 98% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infection after two doses. Pfizer has said it expects to produce as many as three billion COVID-19 shots in 2021, and upwards of four billion next year. Read more